Rockwell’s Lee Molloy is tackled by Glenstal’s George O’Hara during the  Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rockwell College 22 Glenstal Abbey 3 Two second-half tries, one early and the other near the end, gave Rockwell a deserved place in the Munster Schoo(...)

Ireland flanker Paula Fitzpatrick has been in outstanding form in the Six Nations campaign. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Last game in Ashbourne it seems. The IRFU, indicating that their senior women have outgrown this always welcoming rugby ground (every other Six Nat(...)

Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton lands one of his five successful penalty kicks during the Six Nations clash against France   at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 18 France 11If winning is ultimately the only commodity that matters, it also colours the landscape panoramically. Ireland emerged victorious (...)

 Ireland’s Jenny Murphy and Alison Miller are dejected after defeat to France. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 5 France 10 “You can’t charge people €10 to stand in the rain for an hour with their children,” said one of the 2,100 crowd. “This is Te(...)

Clare’s Patrick Donnellan tackles Conor O’Mahony of Tipperary. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 0-16 Tipperary 0-15Tipperary, last spotted in that transcendent All-Ireland final series, returned to inter-county hurling in more earthy circum(...)

Stuart McCloskey: the highly-rated Ulster centre will be in action for Emerging Ireland against Russia. Photo: Kevin Boyes/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland’s participation in the IRB Nations Cup – they played in the Tiblisi Cup last year – is fundamentally to secure a competitive outlet for what m(...)

Mt Leinster Rangers 1-15 Castletown Geoghegan 1-13Carlow champions Mount Leinster Rangers came from six points down late in the first half to eke out (...)

 Stuart Olding   in action during the Heineken Cup match between Ulster and Leicester Tigers at Ravenhill . Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Olding moves to fullback for Ulster
  • Rugby
  • October 24, 2013, 13:10

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe, has made two personnel changes and one positional switch to the team that beat Montpellier for tomorrow night’s game again(...)

 Peter O’Mahony. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney has made five changes to the Munster team for tomorrow’s Heineken Cup game against Gloucester in Thomond Park (6.0).Johne Mur(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
Leinster’s Lions return to the fray
  • Rugby
  • September 26, 2013, 12:48

Leinster welcome back British & Irish Lions Brian O’Driscoll, Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney to the starting line-up for tomorrow night(...)